Greek Rice Salad with Feta Sauce
Feta sauce! Yes, and it was awesome on a rice salad with grilled veggies and olives.
I was looking for something tasty and substantial to serve with steamed artichokes. I really love artichokes and, as a twentysomething, went through a serious artichoke phase where I ate two for dinner every night for at least a month (they were dinner). I love that they take time to eat. I love to pluck each petal. I eat them with melted butter.
Hubby feels quite differently, which is why I was looking for something substantial to serve after the artichokes. Inspired by a recipe from Vegetarian Times for Greek Rice & Chickpea Salad, I decided on a Greek Rice Salad dish (mine was quite different). I grilled red onions, peppers, zucchini and tomatoes in my grill pan with a little olive oil and added them to some cooked white rice. But, just adding crumbled feta seemed too routine. I needed a feta sauce.
I found this recipe on Epicurious for Grilled Zucchini and Tomatoes with Feta Sauce. I made the sauce in my mini prep: feta, low-fat sour cream, lemon juice, olive oil, and two minced garlic cloves.
I folded the sauce into the salad and added black olives and chopped basil. It wasn't the prettiest dish, but it was absolutely delicious! The sauce would also make a great dip for fresh or steamed veggies and would be a treat on baked potatoes! If you like feta, you gotta try it.